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Question 1: The hugely popular ________ recordings of the 60's and 70's relied heavily on strings as part of the trademark texture.
Berry GordyNeo soulThe TemptationsMotown

Question 2: In many traditions of ________, the tunes are not written but are memorized by successive generations of musicians and passed on in what is known as the oral tradition.
Folk musicWoody GuthriePete SeegerElectric folk

Question 3: While the violin has had very little usage in rock music compared to its brethren the guitar and ________, it is being increasingly absorbed into mainstream pop.
Bass guitarJazz guitarLead guitarElectric guitar

Question 4: Indeed, the violin seems to lend itself to virtuosity more than any other instrument (its only possible rival is the ________), and top violinists have amazed their audiences with their skill since the 17th century.
TimpaniPianoVibraphonePercussion instrument

Question 5: The masters of Carnatic violin include Tirukodikaval Krishna Iyer, Govindaswamy Pillai, Mysore T. Chowdiah, Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu, T. N. Krishnan, ________, and M.

Question 6: ________ violinists include Jean-Luc Ponty and Michal Urbaniak.
Smooth jazzJazz guitarJazz fusionJazz-funk

Question 7: Violins make up a large part of an ________, and are usually divided into two sections, known as the first and second violins.
OrchestraThe PlanetsTimpaniClassical music

Question 8: A string quartet similarly has parts for first and second violins, as well as a viola part, and a bass instrument, such as the ________ or, rarely, the double bass.
Cello concertoConcertoCelloChamber music

Question 9: Independent artists such as Final Fantasy and ________ have increased interest as well, creating a subcategory of indie rock that some have termed "violindie".
Armchair ApocryphaFingerlings 2Andrew BirdNoble Beast

Question 10: In solo violin concerts, the violinist is accompanied by percussion instruments, usually the ________ and the ghatam.
Telugu languageMridangamSouth IndiaIndia


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